Homeschooling has many benefits. Over 2.04 million of students are learning at home. Homeschooling has increased for 75% from 1999. Students get more and more interested in homeschooling than in public schools. Having more free time and no strict school hours is one of the benefits. It is a good way how to not get distracted by your friends and be able to concentrate on your education. "Public schools kill your creativity". You do not mix your own opinion with others that helps you to deal with the modern world. Students are assured safety. If you do homeschooling there is no possibility of being bullied. Bullying is a common issue for public schools. You get to focus and less stressed doing homeschooling.
Sure you have more free time but wouldn't that mean that you wouldn't make new friends? The only people you would interact with are your parents or who ever is teaching you. Also if there was a change in the common core you might not be able to find out and be behind in your studies. It would also help you learn to cooperate with others and how to deal with people who don't cooperate. You would be able to make new friends and learn to socialize with others.
Making friends is not an issue for a person who chose homeschooling. You have more free time so it is obvious that you will spend it with your family and friends. So where do the friends come from? I am sure you have friends from your childhood already, they do not have to be necessarily from school. You have family friends and friends from different clubs or hobbies with whom you share the same interests and ideas. Also your friends can introduce you to the people that they already know. Everyone meets people and get to know each other very fast. People do get socialized with others. Nobody is going to deprive you from having more friends from different activities. You go to places, you meet people outside. We meet people just like everybody else. We all make friends the same way whether you go to a public school, private school or homeschool. Your friend group can expand really fast. There is the whole world there you can explore. It does not have to be a public school.
In United States in the 2011"12 school year, 91 percent of homeschooled students had parents who said that a concern about the environment of other schools was an important reason for homeschooling their child. There are about 2.2 million home-educated students in the United States already. The homeschool population continues to grow. The percentage of the marks that homeschooled people got in their exams is more than what public school people have got. It is impressive and at the same time it shows us that homeschooling gives you a great possibility to work hard and show great results.
Also one of the most important advantages of being homeschooled is being able to keep contact with your family. For some of you it might seem ridiculous, but the problem is that there are children whose parents do not spend time with them. Children do not get a chance to talk to their parents, because everybody is so busy that they do not have time to sit and listen what their children have done today. I think that this is a very important problem since parents and their children do not have a good connection.
There is something called Common Core. This is a guideline that tells you what a child in a certain grade should be learning and how they should do it. If for instance the Common Core changes how would you know? I don't think you would know and neither would your friends if you had any while home schooling. Unless you parent or guardian is a teacher, which is unlikely in most cases, then you would not know.